Thank you, Mary Hogan & Dorit Sasson!

If you missed these great events, you can still come in and buy a signed copy!

Wednesday, June 22nd @ 6:30

Author of THE WOMAN IN THE PHOTO -- A Novel of the Johnstown Flood

"Mary Hogan tells a wonderful story of two young women coming into their own...“The Woman in the Photo” is a beautiful work of historical fiction that pulls you into a distant time and place and makes it feel like home.Hogan does a brilliant job at weaving their two stories together to make one fabulous novel about growing up and discovering who you are in more ways than one." -Daily News Entertainment


Thursday, June 23rd @6:30

The Penguin Bookshop Writers Series Presents...

Speaker, Author and Podcaster, Dorit Sasson

Dorit Sasson is the founder of the Giving Voice to Your Story website and Giving Voice to Your Courage weekly podcast. Her mission is to support heart-centered business owners and heart-centered authors as they find their brand voices, share their unique stories,gain more visibility, establish themselves as experts, and create authentic marketing messages, all through the use of smart content strategy and engaging copywriting. Giving Voice to Your Story was named one of Top 100 Websites for Writers by The Write Life in 2016.

Dorit inspires others to take risks and work from a courageous heart at various speaking events across the country. Dorit continues to inspire others as a content strategist and copywriter through her blog, guest blogs, and podcast appearances. In addition to business writing,Dorit writes passionately about courage to reinvent herself as a soldier in the Israel Defense Forces and the courage to find passion and meaning from everyday living even if that means leaving your comfort zone. She is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post.

Sasson’s memoir, Accidental Soldier: A Memoir of Service and Sacrifice in the Israel Defense Forces (She Writes Press, 2016), is the story of how she dropped out of college and volunteered for the Israel Defense Forces in an effort to change her life — and how, in stepping out of her comfort zone and into a war zone, she discovered courage and faith she didn’t know she was capable of. Sasson is transparent about sharing her vulnerable journey of combining motherhood, writing, and blogging and promotion over at her website, “Giving Voice to Your Story.”

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Since 1929, the Penguin Bookshop has been a fixture in the heart of Sewickley, Pennsylvania.  Though having been located in various storefronts throughout town over the years, the Penguin has been kept alive through the loyalty of its customers and the passion of its booksellers. Located just 20 minutes outside of both Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh International Airport, it remains one of the local and regional community's greatest treasures. 

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